Geraint Thomas wins Tour de France 2017 stage one time trial to wear yellow jersey

Welshman Geraint Thomas blasts opening time trial of the 2017 Tour de France to wear the yellow jersey for the first time in his career - Alejandro Valverde crashes out in wet conditions

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) won the opening time trial stage of the 2017 Tour de France, conquering the treacherously wet roads of Düsseldorf, Germany, on Saturday.

It's the Welshman's first Grand Tour stage victory, and he will wear the coveted yellow jersey of race leader for the first time in his career. The result goes some way to compensate for Thomas's disappointment in the Giro d'Italia in May, where he was forced to withdraw after suffering crash injuries.

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